careful, cautious, circumspect, delicate, discreet, gradual, tactful, tentative
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softly-softly , softly, softly
A softly-softly approach to something is cautious and patient and avoids direct action or force.
(BRIT) adj ADJ n
...the government's softly, softly approach to the prison protest.
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